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Upon discovering a den of corrupt policemen, a fresh-faced journalist makes shaky allies in a jaded reporter and investigator for a powerful district attorney.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Freeman ... Ashford
Kevin Spacey ... Wallace
Justin Timberlake ... Pollack
LL Cool J ... Deed
Dylan McDermott ... Lazerov
John Heard ... Tilman
Cary Elwes ... Reigert
Roselyn Sanchez ... Maria
Damien Dante Wayans ... Isiaha
Garfield Wilson ... Rook
Marco Sanchez ... Reyes
Darryl Quon ... Wu
Andrew Jackson ... Ives
Tim Perez ... Butler (as Tim Paul Perez)
Piper Perabo ... Willow
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Storyline

Josh Pollack, a naive and ambitious reporter, is convinced the F.R.A.T., an elite force within the Edison Police Department, is corrupted. Working on a homicide case, he begins to unearth evidence which suggests that the entire justice system is willingly turning a blind eye to the abuses of the this force. When his life and that of his girlfriend are threatened from his research, he join forces with his editor, a once-famous reporter, and a renown private detective to bring down the F.R.A.T. and every one behind it. Written by Ploy P.

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Corruption, Righteousness, Lawless, In this city, only the cops are above the law.


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Rated R for strong violence and language, and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2005 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Edison Force See more »

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Budget:

$25,150,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Black and White (flashback scenes)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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When a Twitter user asked his followers for a bad Kevin Spacey movie, Kevin Spacey himself replied, "Edison". See more »

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In the first scene at Ashford's apartment Pollack exits into a hallway, onto an elevator (and goes down) while Ashford dances. In the second scene at the apartment Pollack is pushed out of the door onto a rainy sidewalk. See more »

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Deed: You're a big venue now. Global commerce, sports franchises, chit chat cafés. But you don't get it, because you don't see it. Life is not what you think it is. Because of guys like us, you can go on thinking it, 'til reality sets in. Reality's a motherfucker.
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Had promise, faded fast.
30 May 2006 | by MrDrew9See all my reviews

The movie started off strong, LL Cool J (Deed) as an undercover police officer, with partner Sgt. Lazerov (Dylan McDermott from the Practice, possibly miscast as a bad guy?) committing robbery and murder. Deed refuses to kill the drug dealer, which sets up the conflict of a dirty cop with a conscience. The other big names (Freeman, Spacey et al) are well cast and the movie shows promise.

The movie begins to fall short as soon as Justin Timberlake (Pollack) is introduced. Given the opportunity to make a good movie that people will possibly see repeatedly, or one that teenage girls will go and see the once because of Timberlake, I would choose the former. Even talented actors have to work hard at their craft; Timberlake is NOT talented and no amount of hard work can save him. I would have thought he would put on a better show, given the fact that he has been acting talented for years. Everything he did in this film was unconvincing.

Just because a singer sells millions of records and sells out stadiums, it does not automatically translate that they can act successfully in feature films. Even hardcore N'Sync fans will not be able to ignore the obvious lack of acting talent.

That aside there are a few plot holes, such as Pollack's sudden sniper ability and deadly operation of warehouse machinery. This movie had so much promise. Thoroughly disappointing.


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